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FLNT

Fluent NasdaqGM:FLNT Stock Report

Last Price

US$1.13

Market Cap

US$90.2m

7D

-2.6%

1Y

-62.1%

Updated

27 Jun, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
FLNT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends0/6

FLNT Stock Overview

Fluent, Inc. provides data-driven digital marketing services primarily in the United States.

Fluent Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Fluent
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$1.13
52 Week HighUS$3.09
52 Week LowUS$1.08
Beta3.04
1 Month Change-14.39%
3 Month Change-48.40%
1 Year Change-62.08%
3 Year Change-78.88%
5 Year Change-77.40%
Change since IPO-81.31%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 08
These 4 Measures Indicate That Fluent (NASDAQ:FLNT) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well

These 4 Measures Indicate That Fluent (NASDAQ:FLNT) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well

Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...

Shareholder Returns

FLNTUS MediaUS Market
7D-2.6%3.6%6.3%
1Y-62.1%-32.5%-18.8%

Return vs Industry: FLNT underperformed the US Media industry which returned -33% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FLNT underperformed the US Market which returned -18.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is FLNT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
FLNT volatility
FLNT Average Weekly Movement12.2%
Media Industry Average Movement9.0%
Market Average Movement8.1%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.7%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: FLNT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.

Volatility Over Time: FLNT's weekly volatility (12%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
n/a263Don Patrickhttps://www.fluentco.com

Fluent, Inc. provides data-driven digital marketing services primarily in the United States. The company operates through Fluent and All Other segments. It offers customer acquisition services by operating digital marketing campaigns, through which the company connects its advertiser clients with consumers.

Fluent Fundamentals Summary

How do Fluent's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
FLNT fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$90.17m
Earnings (TTM)-US$5.81m
Revenue (TTM)US$348.14m

0.3x

P/S Ratio

-15.5x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
FLNT income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$348.14m
Cost of RevenueUS$260.29m
Gross ProfitUS$87.86m
Other ExpensesUS$93.67m
Earnings-US$5.81m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.073
Gross Margin25.24%
Net Profit Margin-1.67%
Debt/Equity Ratio20.8%

How did FLNT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is FLNT undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

2/6

Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for FLNT?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

FLNT key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.3x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA7.3x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does FLNT's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

FLNT PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for FLNT vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average0.2x
DMS Digital Media Solutions
0.1x17.3%US$90.1m
LYLT Loyalty Ventures
0.1x3.7%US$105.6m
HHS Harte Hanks
0.4x3.3%US$78.1m
ICLK iClick Interactive Asia Group
0.2x18.9%US$63.8m
FLNT Fluent
0.3x7.0%US$90.2m

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: FLNT is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.3x) compared to the peer average (0.2x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does FLNT's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Media Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: FLNT is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.3x) compared to the US Media industry average (1.1x)


Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is FLNT's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

FLNT PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio0.3x
Fair PS Ratio0.6x

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: FLNT is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.3x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.6x).


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of FLNT when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: FLNT ($1.13) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($0.16)

Significantly Below Fair Value: FLNT is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate FLNT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


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Future Growth

How is Fluent forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

Future Growth Score

3/6

Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


37.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FLNT is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: FLNT is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: FLNT is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: FLNT's revenue (7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FLNT's revenue (7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if FLNT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Fluent performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

0/6

Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


42.2%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FLNT is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: FLNT is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FLNT is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 42.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare FLNT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: FLNT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Media industry (18.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: FLNT has a negative Return on Equity (-2.74%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Fluent's financial position?

Financial Health Score

6/6

Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FLNT's short term assets ($96.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($49.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: FLNT's short term assets ($96.1M) exceed its long term liabilities ($45.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FLNT's net debt to equity ratio (7.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: FLNT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 28.1% to 20.8% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable FLNT has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: FLNT is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 32.6% per year.


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Dividend

What is Fluent current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FLNT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FLNT's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FLNT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FLNT's dividend payments have been increasing.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as FLNT has not reported any payouts.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Don Patrick (60 yo)

0.92

Tenure

US$521,902

Compensation

Mr. Donald Huntley Patrick, also known as Don, had been Interim Chief Executive Officer of Fluent, Inc. since July 1, 2021 until January 2022 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer since January 2022 an...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Don's total compensation ($USD521.90K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD748.70K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Don's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FLNT's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: FLNT's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: FLNT insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Fluent, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Fluent, Inc.
  • Ticker: FLNT
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: NaN
  • Industry: Advertising
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: US$90.172m
  • Shares outstanding: 79.80m
  • Website: https://www.fluentco.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Fluent, Inc.
  • 300 Vesey Street
  • 9th Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10282
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/27 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/27 00:00
Earnings2022/03/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.